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Mike Doolittle

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Critic – PC Games
Brief Bio

Since he was a kid playing games on Atari consoles and TI computers, video games have always been a big part of Mike's life. But it wasn't until he opened his shiny new NES in Christmas of '86 that Mike truly became a gamer. The bug bit him, and being a bit of a loner in grade school made video games a big part of his life growing up.

His interest in gaming was sustained well throughout high school and college, the latter of which included many late nights playing XBox games with friends in the dorms. Mike studied exercise science and psychology, as well as spending an substantial amount of time honing his skills as a guitarist. Today, Mike has become almost exclusively a PC gamer, and contributes all manner of related content from game reviews to hardware news to advice on purchasing and optimizing performance.

Mike's involvement with GameCritics.com began when he posted some comments on the neophyte GameCritics.com forums back in 2000; Chi liked what he had to say, and invited him on board as a guest critic. After contributing guest reviews for some time, Chi invited Mike to become a full-fledged member of the staff. Mike sees GameCritics.com as an important website that brings intelligent discussion of games to the public forum in an approachable, easy to understand manner without being overwhelmed by academics.

Mike currently resides in Tulsa, OK, making his living as a certified personal trainer. He has worked under the guidance of nationally renowned trainers including Bob Esquerre, Anette Lang and Mark Slavin, and specializes in functional training, bodybuilding programs, and corrective exercise. In his free time, he relaxes with his girlfriend Lisa, plays heavy metal guitar, reads philosophy and, of course, plays video games!

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
1) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360, PC), 2) The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (XBox/PC) 3) F.E.A.R. (XBox 360, PC), 4) Halo (XBox, PC), 5) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), 6) Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Sega Saturn), 7) Soul Calibur (Sega Dreamcast), 8) Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (XBox, PC), 9) Goldeneye 007 (N64), 10) Doom 3 (PC, XBox)
Five Current Favorites Games
1) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360, PC), 2) SWAT 4 (PC), 3) Far Cry (PC), 4) World of Warcraft (PC), 5) Hitman: Blood Money (XBox 360, PC)

Recent Writing

Titlesort iconPublished
Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions – Second OpinionJul 9 2002 - 11:00pm
Windows Vista: The media backlash and my first impressionsFeb 2 2007 - 10:24pm
Windows Vista and the EULA of DoomJan 3 2007 - 9:14pm
Wii and the casual gaming boomAug 26 2007 - 4:40pm
Why isn't PC gaming pushing technological boundaries?Jul 23 2009 - 9:23pm
When is Sony going to wake up?Jun 19 2009 - 2:22pm
Voodoo Vince – ReviewOct 14 2003 - 11:00pm
Voodoo Vince – Consumer GuideOct 15 2003 - 11:33am
Videogame piracy and the PC gaming industryMay 1 2008 - 3:31pm
Update to Vista EULAJan 13 2007 - 6:27pm
Unreal Tournament (Dreamcast) – Second OpinionAug 12 2001 - 11:00pm
Unreal Championship – ReviewDec 10 2003 - 12:00am
Unreal Championship – Consumer GuideDec 10 2003 - 11:29am
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict – Second OpinionNov 30 2005 - 12:00am
UFC: Tapout – ReviewApr 9 2002 - 11:00pm
UFC: Tapout – Consumer GuideApr 10 2002 - 11:27am
Turok: Evolution – ReviewSep 24 2002 - 11:00pm
Turok: Evolution – Consumer GuideSep 25 2002 - 11:25am
Triple buffering: Improve your PC gaming performance for freeMay 24 2007 - 12:08pm
Top Spin – ReviewNov 3 2004 - 12:00am
Top Spin – Consumer GuideNov 3 2004 - 11:19am
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow – ReviewMay 4 2004 - 11:00pm
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow – Consumer GuideMay 4 2004 - 10:54am
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown – ReviewFeb 16 2006 - 12:00am
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown – Consumer GuideFeb 15 2006 - 10:41am

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